March 16th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Catch a movie, grab a free Rita’s Italian Ice, race a SEPTA bus, apply to internships from the comfort of your bed (or wherever you have internet access) and much more!
Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero | 21+ event
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When: Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107
Details: 21+ event. Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8, arrive before 7pm and enjoy a free beer. $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.
Race the SEPTA Route 21 Bus at Rush Hour Through Center City
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM (prepare and line up), 5:41 PM Start
Where: Starting at 40th and Chestnut, we’ll race the 5:41 p.m. bus for 3.1 miles going east through Center City Philadelphia. The race will end at 2nd and Chestnut.
Ask Debora(h) Squared Facebook Live Event
Campus Philly’s going LIVE on Campus Philly’s Facebook to let you know what it takes to launch in Philly. Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent grad. Have a question? Submit it to Brynn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Young Involved Philadelphia Idea Forum
Get involved with YIP by learning more about their plans for the year, and helping them brainstorm events in line with YIP’s 2017 goals. During meetings, share bright ideas and get up close and personal with the behind the scenes work that makes YIP programming happen.
When: Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107
Kat Webster from Bioware, Lauren Brown from EA Games, Harley Dwortz from Rooster Teeth Productions and Melissa Soest from BioWare will discuss their creative process, careers and how they are affecting change in the industry. The panel will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with the panelists.
When: Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, 20th and the Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103
Online Job + Internship Week
Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.
When: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31
Where: Anywhere you have internet access!
March 16th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
Music, food, events, and activities coupled with great weather is a recipe for an amazing summer. Philly has all the components to keep you occupied while you enjoy your well-deserved break.
Starting with music, Philly is no slouch when it comes to concerts. The Roots host their eponymous picnic concert every year at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. The lineup this summer for The Roots Picnic is filled with big names such as Pharrell, Solange, and Lil’ Wayne and many more. Keeping up with tradition, Jay-Z’s Made in America concert has quickly become a Philly favorite. Held on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Made in America celebrates 4th of July weekend in the birthplace of America. Acts like Rihanna, Chance The Rapper, and Coldplay will be performing amongst many others.
On the outside, the Art Museum serves as the venue for Made in America, but on the inside the Art Museum will continue to feature exhibits throughout the summer. Such as a photographic exhibit – Wild: Michael Nichols, Philadelphia Assembled an exhibit that intertwines art and civic engagement, and Phulkari a collection of embroidered textiles from Punjab. Art deserves its own festival too, thankfully the artful neighborhood that is Manayunk hosts the Manayunk Arts Festival where for two days, hundreds of artists come to sell their own paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry and more.
Of course, we have to talk about food. Philly is a foodie haven, in the summer we turn it up a notch. The Night Market alone is enough to get you excited, imagine your favorite food trucks on campus, now picture a full block of them, uninterrupted by traffic each serving up their own delicious creations. Everyone gets in on the action, local giant Wawa hosts their Wawa Welcome America Party every year. From June 29th, up until 4th of July. Enjoy music, events, performances and lots and lots of food. Finally, the most notable Philly delicacy: the Philly cheesesteak is getting the fest it deserves. Held at Citizen’s Bank Park, the Cheesesteak & Food Fest offers samples of other local delicacies like hoagies and pretzels, along with games, competitions, and well – cheesesteaks!
Spending time with good people in great weather is an event in itself. Some of my personal favorite outdoor chill spots include: Penn’s Landing, where you get a great view of the Delaware River and Harbor Park an extension of Penn’s Landing which illuminates the pier of Penn’s Landing literally. Hanging light crystals adorn the trees along the walkway, along with hammocks, and food shacks. And my personal favorite- The Art Museum. With a view of the city right down Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the steps of the Art Museum are a prime location for kickin’ back and basking in the great weather.
I can go on forever but enough about my summer in Philly! Let’s make sure you’re here to experience it for yourself. Start your planning with Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31, and apply to jobs and internships right here in Philadelphia.
March 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We can’t top Mayor Kenney’s letter to you college students about living and working in Philadelphia for the summer, but we can* add to his message by sharing our favorite things to do here in the summertime.
Patrick Sherlock, Vice President, University Relations and Student Engagement
There’s so many things to do in Philly during the summer. I like to enjoy evening bike rides, neighborhood chilling – on stoops, front steps, porches, and through screen doors. I’ve met some amazing people through sports leagues in Fairmount Park and connected with old friends through outdoor eating and drinking. My favorite picks include: Parks on Tap, Memphis Taproom beer garden, cupcake truck at Dollar Stroll.
Ella Strauss, Open Arts Program Manager
Even though I love living in the city, my favorite thing to do during the summer is to head down the shore. It is the best way to escape the heat and get some fresh salt air, plus it’s only a short drive away. Everyone is relaxed and it’s a great time to catch up with friends and family.
Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
I love simple summer things like riding my bike to Reading Terminal Market to grab some fresh produce and making a pit stop at Spruce Street Harbor Park to people watch. One of my favorite summer moments in Philly was cruising around on the back of my friend’s scooter with a milkshake from Joe’s Steaks in hand; we rode to La Peg to watch an outdoor movie under the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Reggie Hall, Senior Program Manager, Partnerships
Philly has so many low cost ways to have fun in the summer. I like visiting Race Street Pier for their free yoga session. Can’t have a better start to a warm summer day than to jog to the Race Street Pier, join their free yoga session around 9:30AM, and then snag brunch at Day by Day in Center City.
Jen Devor, Director, Partnerships
During the summer, the streets are filled with action. This is a perfect time for people watching & gelato from Capogiro at “the fountain” on Passyunk Ave.
Roger Estes, Creative Director
My favorite thing to do in the summer is spend time in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors can find a place there because it has every type of terrain from paved paths to advanced hiking/mountain biking trails. The Wissahickon Creeks flows through the middle of the park with a few places to dip your toes in and there is even a spot to get ice cream at the Valley Green Inn.
Ashlie Thornbury, Vice President, Partnerships & Deborah Diamond, President
One is the best things to do in the summer is to find one of the city’s great outdoor pools and head there for “adult swim” hours. It’s quieter than when all the kids are there and the pools are well-maintained, in lots of different neighborhoods and free!
Experience a Philadelphia summer for yourself! Start your planning with Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31, and apply to jobs and internships right here in Philadelphia.
March 10th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
“Wait, that looks so familiar!” – it might be because that movie you love so much was shot right here in Philly. Teaming up again with fellow intern turned good friend Haley, we set out to find locations in the City of Brotherly Love where some blockbuster movies were shot. Along the way, we discovered the magic of Hollywood editing, reenacted a classic scene, and got a pretty great tour of Philadelphia.
Locations: Washington Square, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, The Franklin Institute, Urban Outfitters
It’s only right that scenes from Nic Cage’s National Treasure were shot in the historic city of Philadelphia. However, to our dismay we found that some scenes were fabricated! We visited Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell – only to find out that these scenes were shot in Hollywood, childhood ruined. However, the cast of National Treasure did shoot in Washington Square, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, The Franklin Institute and even Urban Outfitters.
Silver Linings Playbook
Locations: Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen’s Bank Park, Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Jeweler’s Row
Philly native Bradley Cooper and his onscreen love interest, Jennifer Lawrence visited Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs to shoot the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook. Haley and I visited Jeweler’s Row, where the closing scene “chasing Tiffany” was shot, well sort of. Upon arriving, we discovered that Jeweler’s Row wasn’t safe from “Hollywood magic.” Reenacting the chase proved to be a challenge as the Sansom Street on screen differed from the Sansom Street of real life.
Locations: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Victor Café, Pat’s, The Italian Market, many many more
We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk Rocky, possibly the most iconic movie shot in Philadelphia. We visited the iconic “Rocky Steps” where I was too lazy to dart up as Rocky did. The Rocky Statue located by the bottom of the steps remains as a tourist attraction. The Rocky/Creed series is loved by Philadelphians, for being a story of resiliency which resonates with many here. Shooting in non-mainstream locations but actual neighborhoods helped ingrain the Rocky franchise into Philadelphia’s culture.
The Sixth Sense
Locations: Grays Ferry Avenue, Pine Street, St. Augustine’s Church
Another Philadelphia native; M. Night Shyamalan director of movies like The Sixth Sense, The Village, and Split is notorious for filming in his hometown of Philadelphia. We visited St. Augustine’s Church where Cole sought to seek refuge from all those dead people he was seeing, I believe.
The movie tour brought us to many different locations, spanning many neighborhoods. Of course there’s a ton of other movies like Philadelphia, Invincible, Law Abiding Citizen, and TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that were/are also shot in Philly. We may not be Hollywood but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out there and having your own movie tour!
March 9th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
As Mayor of this incredible city, my mission every single day is to make Philadelphia a place where people want to live and work. With the spring semester fully underway, I’d like to extend an invitation, share some advice, and make a request to all of you as you make your summer plans.
I invite you to spend your summer living and working here in Philadelphia. As you know, this is a great place to go to school, but it’s an even better place to live and work. I’d love for you to get a taste of that this summer with an internship or, if you’re about to graduate, your first job after college.
While you’re here, my advice to you is to make time to get to know the city. Campus Philly is here to help you do that. Look out for their My Philly Summer program for summer interns and sign up for their newsletter. Plus, there is plenty for you to see, do and experience while you are in Philadelphia. Make sure you check out the great arts and culture this city has to offer. Stop by Reading Terminal Market or one of the unique restaurants in your own neighborhood. Join a few hundred thousand of your closest friends on the Ben Franklin Parkway for the July 4th fireworks. Take in a game at Citizens Bank Park.
And finally, my ask. Consider committing to Philadelphia – staying here, making a difference here, and building a future here. Our city is full of opportunity for young people. Not only are there amazing jobs available, but we also have a vibrant environment and high quality of life at a lower cost than many other cities. Selfishly, I know that Philadelphia needs you – your energy, your creativity, your great minds and your hearts to help us thrive and to address some of the challenges that lie ahead.
I hope to see you around this summer!
Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Learn about Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31 and launching in Philly at campusphilly.org/launchevents.
March 7th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Our Open Arts program is your key to unlocking the door to Philly’s arts and culture scene. March brings us openings at the Painted Bride Art Center, the National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an Open Arts member, you have access to free or heavily discounted tickets to these awesome events. Not a member? Learn more about joining here and use promo code “social1617” to sign up!
March 1-25 | The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street | Student Price: Free
Soul Inspiration is a visual art exhibition to honor six African American figures who inspired a generation of human and civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the nation: William Still, James Forten, Richard Allen, Cecil B. Moore, Rev. Leon Sullivan and Paul L Robeson.
New Exhibit: Powers of the President
March 1 – May 17 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price: $13
This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time. Discover both key actions by well-known presidents as well as the constitutional legacies of lesser known “forgotten presidents,” and the impact that they all have had while holding our nation’s highest office.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
March 1 – May 14 | Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Student Price: $19
From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
March 6 – July 16 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price $13
This is just a small sample of all the fantastic events listed on our Open Arts site. You can see more upcoming events here. If you want to meet the Campus Philly crew, come out to our Open Arts College Night at the Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, April 7— you can’t beat $10 student tickets!
March 7th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
This week is all about exhibits, with a wide range of exhibits encompassing topics like magic, history, and wildlife. Also, yet another restaurant week, you’ll have to venture a little outside of Philly for this one though!
Experience the culture of the Roaring 20’s with American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center. With over 100 artifacts and interactive exhibits, the spirit of the prohibition era is relived.
KOP Restaurant Week
Situated a little outside of Philly, the King of Prussia Restaurant Week brings together participating restaurants to offer discounted meals. Lunch meals start as low as $10, with $15 and $20 options available too. If you didn’t make it in time for lunch, there’s always dinner! $20, $30, and $40 installments are available – saving you the hassle of overspending on dinner.
Jurassic World Exhibit
If you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park series, or just fascinated by dinosaurs, the Jurassic World Exhibit at The Franklin Institute brings to life the prehistoric creatures in interactive and educational ways. The exhibit is as close as to being fully immersed in Jurassic World as you could wish for.
Magic in the Ancient World
From Egypt and Mesopotamia to Greece and Rome, the PENN Museum debuts Magic in the Ancient World. The exhibit features 81 artifacts from these ancient civilizations to give us a peek into their magical uses. The exhibition will feature an interactive station for ancient magical solutions to your problems and another that questions your belief in magic.
March 3rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Take it easy this weekend, hang with your friends, get some brunch, and check out some awesome events throughout the city!
First Friday in Philly
Fri., March 3 | Various locations
Get First Friday inspiration from Uwishunu’s “Top Events For First Friday In Philadelphia This March.”
Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers
Fri., March 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Ave. | Free with registration
In honor of Women’s History month in March, AIGA Philadelphia is celebrating six inspiring women book cover designers with a special exhibition.
Philadelphia Drawing Marathon
Fri., March 3 | 1-9 p.m. | Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. | Free with registration
Open to all interested art students – bring your own paints, pencils and gear, we’ll provide easels, models, and snacks.
Final Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest!
Final Day is Sun., March 5 | 101 S. Columbus Blvd. | Prices vary
Hurry! Take a final lap around the RiverRink or kick back and relax one last time in The Lodge.
Just Dance: Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workout
Sat., March 4 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Philly Dance Fitness, 1170 S. Broad St. | $25
90-minute, nonstop cardio dance workshop featuring hits from “Applause” to “Poker Face.” No prior dance experience required. Prizes for the best Gaga-inspired outfit.
First Sunday = Free or Pay-What-You-Wish at PAFA, PMA & The Barnes
Sun., March 5
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays during the its World War I exhibition. Sunday guests can explore the regular collection and special exhibits for no cost at all.
The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am.
March 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We’ve been on a wild weather rollercoaster we like to call “Sprinter.” Although our current forecast is uncertain, we know one thing is for certain– summer 2017 is coming! Below we’ve listed fun upcoming events, and the perfect event to help you lock down that summer gig in Philly (hint, hint: Online Job + Internship Week!).
2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: “Holland: Flowering the World.”
March 11-19 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. | Students get in for $22
On Monday, March 20, Academy of Natural Sciences offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Founders Day!
Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week
March 27-31 | All Online! Apply wherever you have Wi-Fi! | FREE
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything Philadelphia has to offer! During Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to stay in the region. Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia. Create your FREE profile at campusphilly.org/launch.
RSVP to our Facebook event to receive career tips and advice from college students. Bonus: a special Facebook Live video on Tuesday, March 21! Send any questions you have about landing that summertime internship to Brynn@campusphilly.org. We will answer them LIVE on the 21st.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
April 1-9 | Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia 19131 | Prices vary
This week-long festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, as well as live musical and dance performances. The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more.
Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet
April 7 | Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia 19102
Open Arts members will have exclusive access to $10 tickets. Bring a friend and enjoy the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance. Not an Open Arts member yet? Sign up today with promo code: social1617.
Student Leader Network’s Vernon Park Service Trip
April 8 | Vernon Park, 5804 Greene Street Philadelphia 19144
This spring the Student Leader Network takes our third trip into Germantown as we help Friends of Vernon Park spruce up their grounds and learn about the community from elders at Center in the Park.
Looking for more? Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!
February 28th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
This week get out and celebrate finales, grand openings, free admissions and a neighborhood’s twist on Restaurant Week!
Black History Month Finale
Today marks the last day of Black History Month. Throughout the month, there have been many events at various locations, it’s not too late to partake in the festivities. Black History Untold wraps up their month-long event tonight at WHYY Studios, and workshops such as A Taste of African Heritage at the Parkway Central Library
Museum galore this Sunday
This Sunday at The Barnes Foundation will be completely free as part of their Free First Sunday! Every first Sunday of each month traverse the galleries and check out the Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie exhibit, all for free!
If, the Barnes wasn’t enough to satisfy your art craving, the Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off their Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays this week. Every first Sunday of each month, visitors will be able to pay as much as they wish to enjoy exhibits like American Watercolor.
Spring is in the air, with Franklin Square officially opening March 1st . Franklin Square is a great spot to hangout and enjoy the great weather with food, drinks, mini-golf and more.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week
And you thought restaurant week was over. This week reserve your table at a number of restaurants participating in East Passyunk Restaurant Week . For just $15, $25, or $35 experience a 3 course meal on a range of diverse foods!